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Manchester Airport Trial Zero Emission Equipment

A one month trial of new zero emission equipment is being trialled at Manchester Airport.

Specialist equipment, from a number of aviation companies, is being used that works on 100% renewable electricity, including aircraft towing and loading machinery, a tug belt and cargo tractor.

As Manchester is firmly committed to reducing carbon emissions it’s exciting times for the airport’s environmental team who are investing £1bn into the airfield’s Transformation Programme.

The partners involved in the trial are Swissport International, Terberg, Posicharge, Charlatte Manutention and Thomson Airways.

Speaking about the trial, Tim Walmsley, Head of Health and Safety, said, “Manchester Airport is committed to reducing carbon emissions right across the airport. This trial supports this goal as well as improving air quality and providing a cleaner working environment for those involved in airside operations and also enhances the customer experience.”